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confit

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noun French Cookery.
  1. duck or goose cooked in its own fat and preserved.

Origin of confit

From French; see origin at comfit
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Examples from the Web for confit

Historical Examples

  • Next comes the Confit d'Oie, a sort of goose stew, utterly unlike anything you have tasted before, but not without its merits.

    The Gourmet's Guide to Europe

    Algernon Bastard


British Dictionary definitions for confit

confit

noun
  1. cookery a preservea confit of duck

Word Origin

literally: preserve
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Word Origin and History for confit

obsolete form of comfit.

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